The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (better known as NYCWFF) kicks off October 12-15th, once again bringing together celebrated chefs and other culinary experts with New Yorkers who love all things food. 100% of the net proceeds go directly to Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry® campaign to help in the fight to end hunger. To date, NYCWFF has raised $10.5 million and counting!
With an event for every palate and budget, you can choose from over 80 events from brunches and intimate dinners, to walk-around tastings and hands-on classes hosted by some of the world’s best chefs.
NYCWFF is opening its doors for fans of all ages to experience Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by Mastercard®! Bring the entire family to learn a delicious new recipe or a creative cooking technique from one of your favorite culinary stars from Food Network, Cooking Channel and beyond. After demonstrating their signature dishes, the amazing chefs will be standing by to answer your questions and sign a copy of their latest cookbook. (Saturday, October 14; 12pm-6pm)
Don’t miss the late-night edition of one of NYCWFF’s favorites, Tacos and Tequila presented by Tequila Cazadores hosted by Superstar chef and Food Bank culinary council member Aarón Sánchez. Here, you will sample a wide variety of delectable tacos and creative cocktails prepared by top chefs and mixologists. (Thursday, October 12; 10pm-1am)
Join host, Food Network star and Food Bank culinary council member Anne Burrell at Ladies’ Night: Craft Cocktails and Big Bites with Speed Rack presented by Sipsmith Gin. The most creative and innovative women in mixology will whip up some of the fiercest cocktails in town, paired with the perfect bites from superstar local and regional female chefs. Dance the night away to the tunes of DJ CherishTheLuv in the trendy Meatpacking District at an event honoring some of the brightest stars in the cocktail and culinary worlds. (Friday, October 13; 9pm-11pm)
Don’t miss this first-time collaboration of three incredible chefs at Dinner with Charlie Palmer, Matt Lambert and Dan Kluger. Iconic NYC chef Charlie Palmer, of the famed culinary institution Aureole and The Knick; New Zealand-native chef Matt Lambert, of the Michelin-starred NYC restaurant The Musket Room; and Dan Kluger, of the long-awaited new restaurant Loring Place and Food Bank culinary council member has created a menu to feature Palmer’s Progressive American cuisine, combined with Lambert’s New Zealand/French-inflected style and Kluger’s celebration of local, market-driven ingredients. Wine pairings will be provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. (Thursday, October 12; 7pm – 10pm)